Friday, June 17, 2011

"A thought transfixed me: for the first time in my life l saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth--that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love. I understood how a man who has nothing left in this world still may know bliss, be it only for a brief moment, in the contemplation of his beloved. In a position of utter desolation, when man cannot express himself in positive action, when his only achievement may consist in enduring his sufferings in the right way--an honorable way--in such a position man can, through loving contemplation of the image he carries of his beloved, achieve fulfillment. For the first time in my life I was able to understand the meaning of the words, 'The angels are lost in perpetual contemplation of an infinite glory.'"

Expanding and enthralling. From a man who suffered such incredible grief is a story of hope vibrant, hope vivid. It will open your mind and challenge the way you think and person you are.  


  1. I have been wanting to read this book for the past 6 years. do you own it?

  2. I do indeed. There's a small paper back of it sold at Barnes & Nobel for about 5$

  3. This is one of my favorite books. Sister. I own it.